Community Partner Programs

Educating Leaders. Building Community. Engaging Philanthropy. Advancing Solutions.

Our community partner programs focus on international peacemaking leadership, Hispanic leadership for community colleges, leadership for Latino boys, and urban leadership.

Encuentros Leadership Academy. This program is nationally recognized for its innovative approach to increasing college enrollment, retention and degree completion among Latino males. The Academy delivers effective results through a college preparatory intervention introducing the rigors of college life to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade high school boys.

Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership & International Cooperation. This program focuses on creating an international community of young scholars from various countries to learn about conflict resolution and social entrepreneurship, create lasting friendships, and acquire common practical understanding of a more peaceful future.

National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Fellows. To address the lack of Hispanic leaders in American community colleges, this program aims to develop a pool of highly qualified Hispanics and assist them in attaining high-level positions in community colleges.

RISE Urban Leadership Fellows. RISE's unique goal and commitment is to help identify and empower a generation of leaders who will not only bring our urban communities up but who will also bring them together. Fellows are expected to reflect the character, strengths, and hopes of San Diego's urban communities.